Elopements in Alabama are set to become more popular thanks to their incredibly easy marriage laws. Not only is elopement allowed in Alabama, it’s probably the easiest state to do it in!
With that famous Southern hospitality you’re sure to have a great elopement, whether you’re from elsewhere or Alabama is your sweet home (see what I did there?). With access to beautiful, quiet beaches at the Gulf Coast you outdoor lovers can plan your perfect elopement by the sea. Alabama has a rich history and stunning architecture
All states require a marriage license, so you need to ensure that you understand all of the requirements very early in the planning process. Luckily, it’s fairly straightforward in most cases as long as you meet the criteria and follow the state requirements.
Here is what you need to know about getting a marriage license in Alabama.
Yes! Same sex marriage is recognized in all states, and at a federal level, under the Respect for Marriage Act which was signed into law in December 2022.
No. Blood tests have been abolished as part of marriage license applications in all 50 states, so don’t worry if you’re afraid of needles!
Once you’ve gotten the admin out of the way, you can get to the part you’ve been dreaming of: the wedding ceremony!
As you’d expect, each state has different requirements to make a marriage legal. Make sure you follow the guide below to get your marriage legally recognized.
There is no requirement for an officiant in Alabama. In fact, there is no requirement for vows or a ceremony at all. The act of completing the marriage certificate form and having it approved by the probate court is enough to be recognized as legally married.
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